Wang VS8460

Wang VS8460

This VS8460, donated by AIG Insurance, uses the CP12 processor and can support over 100 users. It has 64 bit system and memory buses and a 32 bit I/O bus.

On Sunday, March 27th, The Rhode Island Computer Museum effected the rescue of a large Wang VS-8460 system from Wall Street, New York City.

Initiated by a referral from Lee Courtney and Dag Spicer at the Computer Museum History Centre in California, the system was made

available through Garry Sprong, Edythe Childs and Steven Gorman of AIG Insurance.

Scheduling and loading assistance were provided by Bob Bergen, Gabriel Duque and Jack Calandra, Manager H.R.I.S. Operations. Also

appreciated was the assistance of Chester from building services.

Dan Berman, Geoff Rochat, Peter Rochat, Ron Fraser and Merle Peirce formed the museum rescue team. The complete system was loaded with

minimal effort and filled the rental truck. The Rhode Island-Gotham-Rhode Island turn was completed in only eleven hours.

The system is in good running condition and has Wang VS operating System version 7